Melanie's Musings
May 9, 2016

Maggie Stiefvater is a curiosity. (Event recap + US giveaway)

Maggie Stiefvater is a curiosity. Ample social media presence gives fans (like me) a sense of accessibility. Like that rule of six degrees is reduced to one by virtue of following Stiefvater on twitter and tumblr. The author of your favorite fantasy novel is involved in a car race that ends in literal flames? Of course.

The Scorpio Races, aforementioned favorite, has a quote I draw near (too) often:

My heart feels full and empty with all of the beginnings and endings.

When tour dates for The Raven King launch came out, I decided to go and get a signed copy of The Scorpio Races, establishing it as a rare long-term resident of my bookshelf.

The Scorpio Races
I went in with no intention of reading The Raven Cycle. Let it be known, I picked up the final book at the library today.


Stiefvater told stories and entertained as an author tour pro.

  • Her stories: Car fire! Goats! Portrait painting! Oh my.
  •  Her writing and life balance: No such thing as a normal day.
  • Her response to spoilers: Don’t even try it.

The presence of Rachel Hartman’s beloved Seraphina on Stiefvater’s recommendation table warms my heart.


Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King tour is still going strong, and you can find future event dates on the Appearances page on If you’re inclined to be charmed and entertained in a packed bookstore, go for it!

Would you like a signed paperback copy of The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)? Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below:

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Giveaway is to US addresses only (apologies to int’l friends) and ends May 15th.

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Posted by Melanie at 9:22 am – Comments (3)
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  • May 11th 2016
    Marian said:

    Wow, that’s really cool that you got to go to an author event!


  • May 12th 2016
    Autumn said:

    I’m very jealous!


  • May 14th 2016
    Tammy V. said:

    Heartless City by Berthot. A twist on the Jekyll/Hyde story. I loved it.